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Tech News Weekly (Audio)

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

TNW 208: Squid Game Crypto Scam - DMCA and the blind, Amazon's Matter support, Facebook and Meta facial scanning

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DMCA and the blind, Amazon's Matter support, Facebook and Meta facial scanning

  • Damon Beres talks about his WIRED piece that details the challenges the DMCA poses to blind readers who want to read ebooks.
  • Ry Crist from CNET walks through Amazon's newly announced support for the Matter and Thread IoT protocols in their devices.
  • Jason details the short history of a Squid Game inspired cryptocurrency scam and how easy it was to net $3.3 million.
  • Mikah covers Facebook's announcement that it would be getting rid of its facial recognition system while Meta has no plans to back down.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Damon Beres and Ry Crist

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Nov 04 2021

1hr 2mins

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TNW 207: Facebook's New Name is Meta - What is the Metaverse, Facebook Papers, Big Tech Earnings, Android 12L

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  • Alex Kantrowitz from the Big Technology podcast discusses the Facebook Papers, how the consortium needs to be dissolved, and helps break the big news that the company is changing its name to Meta.
  • Mikah walks through the earnings week and how Apple's privacy changes affected some companies worse than others.
  • Jason introduces the latest version of Android and it's not the one that released last week. Android 12L is all about larger screen devices.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guest: Alex Kantrowitz

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Oct 28 2021

1hr 7mins

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TNW 206: Apple M1 Pro & Max and Pixel 6 - New MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, GeForce Now With RTX 3080, AT&T Uses Stadia

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  • Rene Ritchie discusses the major hardware announcements from Apple's Unleashed event including the new AirPods 3 and new MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
  • Ben Schoon from 9to5Google walks through Google's Pixel 6 event to reveal some details that weren't covered during the announcement.
  • Mikah asks whether hardcore gamers will be interested in a higher monthly cost for Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service powered by the high-powered RTX 3080 GPU.
  • Jason walks through the history of Google's Stadia cloud gaming service and whether their white-label service offering to AT&T could be the beginning of a lucrative second life for the technology.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Rene Ritchie and Ben Schoon

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Oct 21 2021

1hr 4mins

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TNW 205: The Quest For VR Flow - HTC Vive Flow, Amazon's Copycat Goods, Hardware Preview, AirPods for Health

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  • Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica walks through HTC's Vive Flow announcement and tries to determine who this new VR headset is actually for.
  • Steve Stecklow from Reuters discusses his special report on how Amazon created knock-off products and promoted them in search over competitors.
  • Jason and Mikah preview next week's cavalcade of major hardware events from Apple, Google, and Samsung.
  • Mikah discusses a Wall Street Journal report that details how Apple is making AirPods compatible with medical applications like hearing aids and postural awareness.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Sam Machkovech and Steve Stecklow

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Oct 14 2021

1hr 9mins

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TNW 204: Backup Therapy - Windows 11 Review, Twitch's Massive Data Leak, iOS Payments Systems, Backup Woes

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  • Dan Ackerman from CNET shares his review of Windows 11. Is it more than a centered Start menu?
  • Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai from Vice walks through the details of the massive Twitch data leak.
  • Mikah details Paddle's plans to be first to iOS with its 3rd party in-app payment system.
  • Jason shares the story of a valued drive that met an untimely death and what it means for digital memories.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Dan Ackerman and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

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Oct 07 2021

1hr 16mins

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TNW 203: Is Amazon's Astro a Spy? - Instagram Teen Safety Hearing, Solar Roofing Technology, Twitch Hate Raids

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  • Facebook testified at a Senate hearing about the safety of Instagram for teens after a bombshell report by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Heather Kelly from the Washington Post details her favorite products from Amazon's cavalcade of announcements this week.
  • Brian Atchley, CEO of The R&D Lab, walks through the challenges facing broad adoption of solar and details their unique solution.
  • Twitch is finally making changes to its service in an attempt to crack down on hate raids that plague streamers on the platform.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Heather Kelly and Brian Atchley

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Sep 30 2021

1hr 17mins

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TNW 202: Itty Bitty Flying Microchip - Surface Duo 2, Surface Laptop Studio, Square Outage, Files and Folders

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  • John Rogers from Northwestern University talks about the creation of tiny microchips that can fly and sample the environment.
  • Cherlynn Low from Engadget shares her hands-on thoughts of the latest Microsoft Surface hardware announced this week.
  • Mikah talks about what happens when Square's payment services go down at peak time on a Saturday morning.
  • Jason and Mikah discuss files, folders, directories, and how all of these things are taken for granted in modern day computing.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: John Rogers and Cherlynn Low

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Sep 23 2021

1hr 11mins

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TNW 201: Apple A15 vs. Google Tensor - California Streaming Event, Pixel 6 Pro Leaks, FTC Rules for Health Data, Laser Cannons

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  • Rene Ritchie walks through Apple's California Streaming event and details the major hardware announcements that he's excited about.
  • Mishaal Rahman from XDA Developers talks about his exclusive look at the Google Tensor chip and what Pixel 6 owners can expect.
  • The FTC has new rules for health apps and data sharing that will help protect sensitive consumer information.
  • Lasers are being used to look into rooms through pinholes, as well as ammunition on an upcoming warship.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Rene Ritchie and Mishaal Rahman

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Sep 16 2021

1hr 19mins

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TNW 200: Facebook Wears Ray-Bans - iPhone Event, Ray-Ban Stories, Apple's Bug Bounty, Germany's Smartphone Law

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Apple's annual iPhone event is just around the corner so it's time to predict what the company will announce, Facebook and Ray-Ban have announced a new pair of sunglasses for recording video and taking photos, security researchers have a whole host of critiques about Apple's bug bounty program, and Germany may require seven years of updates for smartphones.

First, John Voorhees of MacStories stops by to discuss Apple's upcoming iPhone event. Between new iPhones, Apple Watches, and new audio devices, Voorhees predicts a jam-packed announcement.

Then, Adi Robertson from The Verge joins the show to talk about Facebook's new sunglasses, Ray-Ban Stories. The camera-toting glasses can be used to capture photos and video handsfree

Then, Mikah shares a report from The Washington Post about Apple's bug bounty program and how it differs from other major tech companies. Security researchers say the company's insular nature is at odds with the program.

Lastly, Jason talks about Germany's plans to require seven years of updates for smartphones. How long should a company have to support a device before considering it obsolete?

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: John Voorhees and Adi Robertson

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Sep 09 2021

1hr 6mins

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TNW 199: Hands-on With the Z Fold 3 - App Store Concessions, 3D Printing Meat, Digital ID Storage on Smartphones

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  • Dan Moren from Six Colors discusses some of the ways that Apple is changing its app store policies in reaction to legislative pressure.
  • Iain Thomson from the Register shares how scientists are learning to 3D print Wagyu beef in the lab and how that's good for the environment.
  • Mikah talks about Apple's method of storing IDs like a driver's license on the iPhone and what kinds of tradeoffs might come from that convenience.
  • Jason shows off the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, a premium foldable smartphone with a lot of firsts for a lot of money.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Dan Moren and Iain Thomson

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Sep 02 2021

1hr 13mins

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Good information in easy format.

By KayakOtter - Sep 12 2019
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I like this podcast and look forward to each episode. Good audio quality.

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By n.ed - Mar 30 2018
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I miss the daily podcast . There is a void in daily podcasting reviling tech